Sunday, September 04, 2005

Adventures in music listening

The two music communities I read on Livejournal (cellists and string players) have been booming with activity in the summer months. For me, reading these has been useful for college app questions, but the members always post interesting queries or other fun musical tidbits.

Today brings us an post by a young and talented Russian oboist and composer by the name of Andrey Rubtsov (the link leads to his biography--from which the picture was taken). He had recently written a piece for two cellos and string orchestra called Andante Dolente, and it is most definitely worth a listen. I'd go nuts for a chance to play a piece like this for an orchestra, which makes the YYSO concerto competition even more enticing... but that discussion is for another day!

See this page for the post by Rubtsov and the link to the mp3.

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Blogger ExBF said...

So heartening to see a teenager appreciate actual music :)

8:28 AM  
Blogger crista said...

Glad of it! I'm usually up for a good rock anthem or something, but I really think classical and jazz are the best.

8:39 AM  

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